Coinbase is one of the largest Bitcoin companies in the world. They provide a hot wallet that can link to your bank account, making it one of the easiest ways to buy bitcoins.
- Register an account by providing your name, email and a strong password. Make sure your password is at least 16 characters longs with a combination of numbers, letters, capitals and symbols.
- Now you want to secure your account from hackers by setting up 2-factor authentication.
- Click on “security” and then on “verify a phone”. You can use the Google Authenticator app on a smart phone and scan their QR code or just put in your cellphone number to receive an sms text.
- Fill out your details.
- Then deposit dollars into your account through an online bank transfer.
- It may take a few days but once the dollars appear in your account you can buy your first coins!
- You can now send coins to anyone simply by copying and pasting their address.
Alternatively, if using a mobile wallet you can take a picture of their QR code.